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Martin Bui by Martin Bui on 28th June 2022

Martin Bui, Experience Design Director at Tribal Worldwide, explores how Glastonbury's approach to fan experience hits the right note and can be an inspiration for brands.

22nd Jun
What will Cannes be like in 100 years?

What will Cannes be like in 100 years?

What categories might there be in the next century, and how will those messages be delivered? Will the Lions festival as we know it still exist and, crucially, will there still be rosé? The Moon Unit cracks out its crystal ball to investigate.

22nd Jun
Overcoming the barriers to sustainability

Overcoming the barriers to sustainability

As the world balances of the edge of climate catastrophe, Anna Lungley, Chief Sustainability Officer at dentsu, outlines what we need to do and why the advertising industry is perfectly placed to help do it.

20th Jun
Three cheers for spectacular failure

Three cheers for spectacular failure

James Clifton, CEO of The Mission Group, examines some of the biggest product failures, the part marketing sometimes places in such catastrophes, and why failing can be a good thing.

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How advertising needs to be environmentally accountable How advertising needs to be environmentally accountable
10th Jun

Howadvertisingneedstobeenvironmentallyaccountable

Ahead of next week's YDA Week, the Young Director Award hosts a panel about the environmental accountability to which the advertising industry needs to hold itself.

10th Jun
How should brands approach advertising around Pride?

How should brands approach advertising around Pride?

June is Pride month in the UK, but how should brands know the best way to approach the event and, when they do, what should they be saying? We asked five strategists for their views.

1st Jun
Should your brand embrace the Jubilee?

Should your brand embrace the Jubilee?

This week sees the UK celebrate 70 years of HRH Queen Elizabeth II being on the throne. But, apart from an extended bank holiday, what does the Platinum Jubilee mean to consumers and can - and should - brands use the event to their advantage?

23rd May
The secret politics of the shoot

The secret politics of the shoot

Politics is just the art of getting things done, but has come to mean so much more. The Moon Unit look at the push-and-pull of a commercial shoot, examining who's really in charge, the tricky question of tribes and the ultimate conundrum of how to foster good communication.

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So your production partner is ‘woman-owned’, but is it woman-run? So your production partner is ‘woman-owned’, but is it woman-run?
20th May

Soyourproductionpartneris‘woman-owned’,butisitwoman-run?

Leslie Harro, owner and EP of Havoc Content, identifies how a system which relies on good faith is being undermined, leading to clients missing out on the true value which comes from working alongside a woman-run company.

18th May
When did ‘authentic’ become an art direction?

When did ‘authentic’ become an art direction?

Simon Richings, ECD of We Are Social, explores the rise of pseudo-authenticity and how brands attempting to simulate ‘realness’ can end up with phony baloney that consumers see right through.

17th May COMEDY FOCUS
Why modern comedy ads are no joke

Why modern comedy ads are no joke

Is comedy curtailed by a committee? Do we need flexibility in order to allow jokes to evolve? How has humour changed in the last few decades in advertising? Merman director and comedic commercial legend Guy Manwaring discusses the role of gags in an industry nervous to act on impulse.

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